2nd Match, India v New Zealand, Coca Cola Cup, Statistical Highlights

Rajneesh Gupta

July 22, 2001

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  • It was the 1736th ODI in cricket history.

  • It was India's 470th and New Zealand's 381st match - 59th between these two sides. The record now reads : New Zealand 26, India 30, abandoned 3.

  • Umpires DN Pathirana and G Silva were officiating in their 11th and eighth match respectively.

  • Rahul Dravid was playing his 150th match. He became 56th player overall and tenth Indian to do so.

  • Zaheer Khan became second Indian after Debabis Mohanty to claim a wicket off the first ball of the match when he trapped Matthew Sinclair LBW. Mohanty had West Indian makeshift opener Ridley Jacobs caught by Nikhil Chopra at Singapore (Kallang) on September 5,1999. In addition there have been four instances of an Indian bowler capturing a wicket off the first ball of the opponent's innings (second innings of the match).

  • Nathan Astle (117) scored his tenth hundred in ODIs in his 135th match. The hundred was Astle's third against India which equals the tally of Chris Cairns for New Zealand.

  • The hundred was fifth for Astle in his 51st floodlit matchonly one less than all other Kiwi batsmen have scored in floodlit matches. Others with hundred in floodlit matches for New Zealand are Stephen Fleming (2), Matthew Sinclair (2), Chris Harris (1) and Chris Cairns(1).

  • Astle, on 26,completed his 2000 runs in `away' matches for New Zealand. At the end of this match Astle has a tally of 2091 runs from 77 matches. He became 62nd batsman in all and fifth New Zealander after Martin Crowe (2820 runs in 86 matches), John Wright (2752 in 106),Stephen Fleming (2323 in 89) and Adam Parore (2032 in 90) to do so. Incidentally India's Sachin Tendulkar with 6712 runs from 183 appearances holds the record of aggregating most runs in a career in `away' matches.

  • India's total (127) was its second lowest in all matches against New Zealand after the 113 (in 44.2 overs) at Perth on January 18,1986.
  • India's total was the joint sixth lowest total to include an individual fifty (Laxman- 60). It was also the second lowest such total for India. The accompanying table has the details :

Total (Overs)

Batsman (Score)

Countries

Venue

Date

101 (26.5)

HH Gibbs (59*)

SA v Pak

Sharjah

28-03-2000

117 (41.3)

Inzamam-ul-Haq (51*)

Pak v WI

Kingston

12-04-2000

123 (40.3)

NC Johnson (54)

Zim v Pak

The Oval

11-06-1999

125 (48.2)

IT Botham (60)

Eng v WI

Kingstown

04-02-1981

125 (45)

SC Ganguly (50)

Ind v Pak

Sharjah

16-04-1999

126 (37.2)

MA Taylor (50)

Aus v NZ

Wellington

24-03-1993

127 (27.2)

EH Mattis (62)

WI v Eng

Kingstown

04-02-1981

127 (31.3)

CJ Nevin (50)

NZ v Pak

Sharjah

15-04-2001

127 (40.1)

DI Gower (53)

Eng v NZ

Christchurch

26-02-1983

127 (41.1)

VVS Laxman (60)

Ind v NZ

Colombo RPS

20-07-2001

  • Laxman's 60 represented 47.24% of India's total - the fourth maximum by any Indian batsman in a completed innings.The details :

Batsman

%

Score

Total

Vs

Venue

Date

AD Jadeja

48.78

100*

205

Aus

The Oval

04-06-1999

SC Ganguly

47.48

113

238

SL

Colombo RPS

20-08-1997

NS Sidhu

47.24

94

199

SL

Singapore

03-04-1996

VVS Laxman

47.24

60

127

NZ

Colombo RPS

20-07-2001

M Azharuddin

46.15

90

195

SA

Calcutta

24-11-1993

NS Sidhu

45.63

73

160

NZ

Napier

16-02-1995

SR Tendulkar

45.37

93

205

SL

Dhaka

01-06-2000

AD Jadeja

45.19

61

135

Pak

Jaipur

24-03-1999

Kapil Dev

45.08

87

193

WI

Nagpur

08-12-1987

DB Vengsarkar

44.00

77

175

Aus

Trivandrum

01-10-1984

M Prabhakar

43.88

86

196

SL

Colombo RPS

12-08-1993

M Amarnath

43.04

34*

79

Pak

Sialkot

13-10-1978

SM Gavaskar

40.65

63

155

Pak

Sharjah

17-11-1985

SR Tendulkar

40.43

93

230

Pak

Hobart

21-01-2000

SR Tendulkar

40.31

77

191

WI

Brisbane

11-01-1992

SC Ganguly

40.00

50

125

Pak

Sharjah

16-04-1999

  • Chris Harris by holding four catches equalled the record of most catches by a fielder in a match for New Zealand. Ken Rutherford had taken four catches also against India at Napier on February 16,1995. Harris also became 14th fielder in ODIs to take four catches in a match as a fielder with South African Jonty Rhodes being alone in holding as many as five.

  • India suffered its third worst defeat against New Zealand in terms of margin of runs. New Zealand had beaten India by 108 runs at Dunedin on March 1,1990 and by 99 runs at Nagpur on November 26,1995.

  • Nathan Astle was winning his 17th Man of the Match award. He is now only three away of Martin Crowe's New Zealand record of 20 MoM awards.

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